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Aging Studies

Using arts to improve the quality of life of older adults

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) has received a $600,000 contract from the Indiana State Department of Health to design, implement, and coordinate a project that will improve the quality of life of older adults living in long-term care facilities through the use of the arts. The Expressive Arts in Long […]

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Rethinking aging: Dr. Bill Thomas brings “Age of Disruption Tour” to UIndy

Renowned aging expert presents Disrupt Dementia and Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game On October 19, 2016, the University of Indianapolis will host Age of Disruption, a national tour that brings a radical new approach to growth and aging. The brainchild of Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, the […]

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Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders to speak Sept. 29

The first University Series event this semester will feature former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders as part of UIndy’s 2016 Katherine Ratliff Symposium. “Dr. Joycelyn Elders: Healthcare Issues in the Minority Community” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, September 29, in Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center’s Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. This free event is […]

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UIndy hosts national geriatric PT conference

More than 150 health and gerontology professionals from the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia are on the UIndy campus today through Saturday for ExPAAC II, a conference on exercise, physical activity and aging presented by the national Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. The event gives physical therapy practitioners the knowledge and tools they need to help the growing population […]

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PT students get taste of life with disabilities

A rite of passage for first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students at the University of Indianapolis is an event some call “disability lunch.” The students are outfitted with slings, braces, gloves, blindfolds and other appliances to simulate the effects of stroke, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis and other conditions common to older adults. They then struggle through […]

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Legislative Update brings lawmakers to campus

UPDATE: The event also will include District 34 State Sen. Jean Breaux and District 94 Rep. Cherrish Pryor. Local residents are invited to join the UIndy community April 27 as local legislators speak and answer questions about the 2016 General Assembly State Reps. Christina Hale (District 87), Justin Moed (District 97) and Gregory Porter (District 96) […]

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VIDEO: February brings memorable moments

UIndy’s spring semester hit full stride in February, with high-profile events on campus and historic moments in Greyhound Athletics. If you missed it, check out this video recap.

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Joy’s House day service opens UIndy location

The new Southside location of Joy’s House adult day service will open Monday in a renovated Castle Avenue house just steps from the UIndy Health Pavilion. Joy’s House, an Indianapolis not-for-profit adult day service, will host a Community Open House on March 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the organization’s second location, Joy’s House at UIndy. The […]

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Feb. 24: Greyhound hoops, tours of new clinic

The UIndy Health Pavilion, which opened last fall at Hanna and State avenues, houses the university’s health- and wellness-related academic programs alongside the student and staff wellness clinic, the Psychological Services Center and Community Health Network’s newest physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic. Annual Pack-the-House Night is an unofficial homecoming for alumni and a joint celebration for […]

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Student project pits music against dementia

A creative capstone project developed by a UIndy graduate student is bringing smiles — and maybe something more — to residents at a Franklin nursing home. Laura Haw, who is pursuing a Master of Science in Gerontology through the Center for Aging & Community, wanted to study the effect of music on people with dementia. She was inspired […]

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